7 dancers + 1 choreographer = new dance work @ Hannover festival. 1st tour to Europe for Portland ballet company! Fund some FUN!!!
Dear Beautiful People of Kickstarter Donation Land,
A stunning original dance work, "Sate of Matter" by EU choreographer Ihsan Rustem, has been selected for inclusion in the 25th (2011) Hannover Choreographic Competition held in Germany on April 23 and 24, 2011. We just found out this incredible news last week! Selection for this festival came down to 16 pieces out of hundreds that were submitted. We will be meeting and performing with 15 other companies from around the world. We were the only American company to be selected. This fearless troupe of kick ass contemporary ballet dancers aims to take Europe by storm on this their first out-of-country performance.
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This dynamic and beautiful piece was initially set on Portland, Oregon's world-class contemporary ballet company, Northwest Dance Project, in the fall of 2010. The choreographer, Ihsan (EEE-sahn), was instantly attached to the undeniably charismatic dancers and hasn't been able to shake the idea of bringing them over to Europe since his work premiered on our Portland stage. There is a high likelihood he would kidnap them and keep them in his bungalow in Switzerland for good company and general cheer on rainy days. The dancers are willing to take that risk and really, who could resist such a guy when he can dance AND speak five different languages?
Ahem, we digress...
This project will enable some of the company (7 classically trained, professional dancers) to travel to Hannover, Germany (bratwursts!!!) to work with the choreographer to refine and rehearse the ballet and perform it at the international dance festival. We will be performing at Hannover's gorgeous Opera House. The money we raise from kickstarter will go towards funding travel expenses to and from Germany as well as the dancers' salaries during the week prior and week of the festival...and possibly a few of those tasty bratwursts and famous German beer (bier) if we exceed our goal... We have a good start from a few generous fans, family, friends and board members, now we are asking you to seal the deal!
The journey will be documented (film, photo, audio commentary, bloopers) and the resulting media will be used for a documentary project on the company which we sincerely hope to share with YOU.
Take a look at the rewards over there ------>
Vielen Dank für deine guten Wünsche,
Northwest Dance Project
(Sarah, Scott, Patrick, Ching Ching, Elijah, Andrea, Lindsey, Joni, Stephen, Vilte, Samantha and Parker the studio cat [though he'll miss us, and us him])
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Mar 27, 2011 - Apr 21, 2011
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Project Updates and Good Karma Points
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Limited access photo "journal" of the festival, emailed to you + Project Updates + Karma Points
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Real Life Company-signed Photo "Thank You" Card to be displayed proudly on your fireplace mantle. If mantle is unavailable, a desk will suffice + Email Specialties outlined above + Karma Points
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Signed pointe shoes from one of the 4 women in the piece: Andrea, Ching Ching, Joni, and Lindsey. ONLY 4 PAIRs! We don't usually dance on pointe, but here you go! + Above Signed Photo + Email Treats + Karma Points
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VIP Limited Edition DVD Documentary: Behind the Scenes of the company's journey and experience in Germany edited by our own Lindsey Matheis! It's like you were right there with us for the glory and the grandeur and the bratwursts! Plus a Private Online link to "State of Matter" video performance + Signed, de-stinked pair of shoes outlined above + Photo + Emails + Karma
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Invitation to a private, in-studio performance of the piece plus a Q&A with dancers/directors. Select wines and cheeses will also be invited. + Secret DVD + Shoes + Everything else up there
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American Apparel Company Long-Sleeved Shirt (pretty trendy). + Invite + Documentary + Other Priceless Memorabilia + KARMA
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Wowza! Come have a party with the dancers! - cuisine of your choosing (we're partial to beer and pizza ourselves). Hang out with us and be prepared...we are en easy to like group and love making new friends. If you're not a local (sad), then we'll offer a skype session with the dancers to get to know these crazy cats. + All of the amazing rewards above mentioned.... Thank you so much for your support!